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“Our Stay at the Hotel Commonwealth/ Boston”
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Hotel Commonwealth
Ranked #9 of 84 Hotels in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 March 2012

Thanks to the favorable reviews from other readers of Trip Advisor, we booked a two night stay at the Hotel Commonwealth, Boston for our recent weekend stay in Boston. From the moment we booked the reservations to our farewell and thanks to the front desk and door staff, our stay at the Hotel Commonwealth was exceptional! Staff was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about our questions and/or needs, the public and private rooms attractive, bright, well-kept, clean and functional, the adjoining restaurants (Island Creek Oyster Bar, The Hawthorne, Eastern Standard) terrific (with great staff, too!), hotel location well situated (we were in for events at Symphony Hall) for walking, cabs and/or public transportation. Without hesitation, we would stay at the Hotel Commonwealth in a minute and recommend the hotel to anyone who asked for Boston hotel recommendation. If I had one or two requests to ask hotel management, I would ask for a few more towel bars in the bathroom (especially with the two of us) and drawers in all furniture, like the night stands and writing desk, for a little more short term storage space. All told, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Hotel Commonwealth. Bravo! Sally & David H., Minneapolis

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Reviewed 27 March 2012

The staff were excellent - Josh on Reception was particularly helpful. And the location just outside Kenmore station was great for access to Boston's sights via the Green Line. But I found the bed - in particular the pillows - lacked support. And the decor in our room was very dated - and the shower over the bath was little more than a dribble. I'm really surprised this is ranked #1 in Boston, if I'm honest.

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Reviewed 27 March 2012

I landed very early and requested to check-in at 9 a.m., obviously well before check-in time. My room wasn't ready but I was upgraded to an available suite for no additional fee.

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Thank Elloie
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

The location of this hotel was perfect. It was very close to Newbury Street and also Fenway.
Every employee was friendly and helpful. The upgraded room was very comfortable and clean and had all the amentities one would need. My next stay in Boston will be at the Commonwealth.

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Reviewed 27 March 2012

The Hotel Commonwealth really lived up to all the positive reviews I read before booking. The staff were incredibly accommodating and seemed genuinely friendly. The interior was spotless and appealing. The room was large and generously furnished. I loved the little touches like the leather(esque?) writing surface on the desk, the robe and slippers, the tray with wineglasses and corkscrew, the delicious-smelling toiletries. I got room service and had dry cleaning done and both services were prompt and rewarding. The location is also perfect. I would definitely stay here again.

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Additional Information about Hotel Commonwealth

Address: 500 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215-2606
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Region: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Fenway / Kenmore
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Boston
#4 Romantic Hotel in Boston
#5 Family Hotel in Boston
#7 Luxury Hotel in Boston
Price Range: €156 - €436 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel Commonwealth 4.5*
Number of rooms: 245
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A thoughtful reimagining of what a Boston hotel can be, Hotel Commonwealth unhinges luxury from its traditional definition to bring guests urban vibrance and the ultimate in unscripted hospitality, right in Kenmore Square. That our stylish spot flanks Boston's beloved Fenway Park shines bright on its list of perks, as does being in easy embrace of the city's prominent academic, medical, technology areas. Offering notably ample guestrooms, an authentic "of-service" culture, and food so good even the locals are loyal, our hotel has distinguished itself as a Boston favorite. Newly conceived interiors remain faithful to the hotel's legendary welcoming feel, blending effortless style with considered comforts to create a relaxed urban destination. The result? A refreshingly real hotel where travel smart professionals and knowing influentials converge for inspiration and the unbridled joy of getting it right. This is Hotel Commonwealth. ... more   less 
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